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  1. Muskie macrumors 6502

    Muskie

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    My friend as I had an argument yesterday over what DIMM meant. I thought it was Digital Integrated Memory Module. I learned that in a class I'm taking. Granted, its a Graphic Design class, but I do think they would get that right at least... :) My friend got all huffy and said I learned it wrong and that it was Dual In-line Memory Module, which I later confirmed online. I had an idea that maybe DIMMs had a different meaning in the Mac world (by friend is a big peecee buff). I was just wondering what this means. Did I really learn it wrong? Or is it both? Are they compeltely different things? Please clarify! Thank you.
     
  2. Phatpat macrumors 6502a

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    According to Wikipedia.org your friend is right. It doesn't seem like something that would change from platform to platform.
     
  3. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Your friend is absolutely right. I'm an Electronics Systems Engineer and have actually deisgned memory chips, so I know them quite well. "DIMM" refers to the architecture of the RAM - "Dual In-Line Memory Module". The old technology employed was SIMM, "Single In-Line Memory Module".

    Hope this helps!
     
  4. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    i find your definition kind of funny. using the word 'digital' in describing RAM is kind of redundant.
     
  5. Muskie thread starter macrumors 6502

    Muskie

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    The change from single to dual in-line makes sense to me name-wise. That's what had me most confused to why I was taught digital integrated... I dunno where that came from. Thank you all for clearning this up. dual in-line it is!
     

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